Ralph Pagano was a contestant on Season 1 of Hell's Kitchen. He was in the blue team. He was the runner-up of that season.
Ralph is a very nice chef with his teammates, and slightly overpowering. He is a natural leader, so when he decided to take over the blue team after Michael's departure, not all of his teammates were happy about that. He also has a hot temper, especially when he is losing challenges numerous times in a row. His natural leadership abilities lead him to be in the final two, but lost to Michael.
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Ralph served a seared tuna with Hong Kong noodles as his signature dish. He was humiliated by Chef Ramsay when he told him he was number one at his restaurant, by answering "With that shit?"
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During dinner service, Ralph was a waiter. He wasn't very happy about it, as he claimed that he would be a better help in the kitchen than in the dining room. After one hour, one of his tables, who didn't receive any appetizer, was so angry that they got up and talk to Chef Ramsay about the problem, only to get called "bimbos" and shut down by him. When these ladies returned for the second time, they were asked to get back to plastic surgery by Chef Ramsay, and left the restaurant. After many tables walked out, Chef Ramsay shut down both kitchens, and declared his team the winners. However, Chef Ramsay added that they didn't win, they're just safe.
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- He participated in the first ever all-male final of Hell's Kitchen.
- He is Hell's Kitchen's first ever runner-up, and male runner-up.
- Season 10 contestant Royce Wagner was one of Ralph's employees at one of his restaurants, the STK South Beach in Florida.
- After his appearance on the show, he became a celebrity chef and hosted many tv cooking shows. He opened a lot of successful restaurants in Miami, Florida, such as Naked Taco, Naked Lunch and Naked Tiki.